Jonathan Adler’s personal decorating tip will transform your home for 2022

The designer has banished decorating rules – and he urges you to follow suit

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(Image credit: Yellowpop X Jonathan Adler)

Globally renowned designer and our former guest editor Jonathan Adler not only observes interior trends – he invents them. So, when the New York-based personality sat down with Livingetc we were curious to hear which design features are set to make waves in the new year. The answer, Jonathan Adler shares, is down to you

Yes, the modern decorating idea that will make waves in your home is entirely subjective –  as Jonathan Adler urges you to follow (or break) your own decorating rules as we rapidly approach the new year. 

Celebrating his partnership with quintessential London Gin company Sipsmith, Jonathan did reveal that some retro features may remain at the peak of the industry, but it is important to decorate in a way that will work for you. 

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(Image credit: Yellowpop x Jonathan Adler collection/ photograph by Joe Thomas)

‘What’s trending for 2022? What isn’t! I could tell you that ‘rattan and pastels are going to be huge! which, though true, is too prescriptive,’ he says. ‘There are no rules when it comes to decorating: love what you love and it will work.’

So, the trendiest thing to do in 2022 is what you love. This is a design idea we can get behind, especially as Jonathan Adler’s comments have never felt quite so timely. 

Yes, the designer’s revelation comes alongside Pantone’s recent Color of the Year announcement – in a move that, they hope, will also promote ‘personal inventiveness and creativity.’ 

Pantone Color of the Year 2022, Very Peri

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According to Pantone’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, the color in question, Very Peri, ‘displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence’ that provokes you to experiment with courageous design choices and create something personal – from your own imagination.  

So, in a time when personal trends are not only accepted – but encouraged – Jonathan Adler's words have never felt quite so current. 

The designer and color powerhouse Pantone are in agreement. This is the year you make your own interior design trends. The future looks wholly personal indeed. 

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(Image credit: Jonathan Adler)

And, before the new year arrives, you can discover more about the  Sipsmith x Jonathan Adler ‘Perfect Your Serve’ collaboration online at JonathanAdler.com and in select Jonathan Adler stores in the United States. 

Jonathan Adler Sipsmith

(Image credit: Sipsmith)

The gift set (above) begins at $160 while supplies last. 

Megan Slack

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team.


Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US whilst studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site.


Megan currently lives in London, where she relocated from her hometown in Yorkshire. In her home, she experiments with interior design trends and draws inspiration from the home decor ideas she observes in her everyday work life. Her favorite pieces include her antique typewriter and her expansive collection of houseplants. When she isn’t writing, she is browsing London’s coffee shops and bookstores to add to her ever-growing library, taking over the open shelving in her apartment.